Jim gets called before a grand jury where he promptly gets thrown into jail for contempt.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Gary Bevins
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Peter Henshaw
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Ted Gehring ...
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Clarence Rohrs
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Jim gets called before a grand jury where he promptly gets thrown into jail for contempt.

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The first and only episode where a post script was used: "The abuse of the Federal Grand Jury system as dramatized here is currently permissible under existing laws." ("currently" referring to the production date in 1976.) See more »

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When Jim Rockford is summoned into the federal grand jury chambers at the beginning of the episode, the bailiff who calls him (played by James Garner's brother Jack) is outfitted with a uniform that says "County Sheriff" on the arm patch. A federal grand jury, however, would not be attended by county employees; security at federal courthouses is provided by the United States Marshals Service. See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Receptionist: [Beeep] Doctor Salter's office. This is the third time you've cancelled. Now you have to have that root canal. A sore foot has nothing to do with your mouth!
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Disclaimer before end credits: The abuse of the Federal Grand Jury system as dramatized here is currently permissible under existing laws. See more »

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Gretchen Corbett fans be on the alert
17 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gretchen Corbett has never looked better than in this episode, so it seems a good place to insert a few comments about her...

Gretchen really adds to this series, doesn't she? I mean, she's a very attractive woman. In fact, one or more reviewers consistently refer to her as the 'fetching' Gretchen Corbett... which I have just shortened to 'fetchen Gretchen'. :> However, beyond that she is a really good actress and conveys the kind of nuance and subtlety only a great actor can confer. She is nearly as good at being Beth as Stuart Margolin is at being Angel... which is saying a lot! One test of a good actor in my book is how they behave when they are not speaking, and/or when the are not the point of focus in a scene. Beth is often not talking in her scenes with Jim (he will be dialoging with another character while she observes the action). Watch how she behaves. She is a very good 're-actor'. She will just stand there and react beautifully to the acting of those around her, not trying to steal the scene. She never tries to upstage her fellow actors. As to whether that is because she 'knows' the eyes will be on her regardless due to her pretty face and nice figure, or whether she is even aware of that factor, I cannot say, but would tend to bet on the latter. She has a background in Shakespeare and other stage work, so I tend to think the producers of the show (Chase?) just had a great eye for talent, and thus we have the treat of great actors like Corbett and Margolin catalyzing further Garner great work and the underlining story in this entertaining and timeless series. Yipee!


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